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3 Jan 2022 IMLIDOL
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slashed through India’s notorious red tape and pushed aside thorny political divisions to see his tap water project through despite shrinking supplies.
4 Oct 2021 NEW DELHI
New varieties reduce water and pesticide requirements
7 Apr 2021 NEW DELHI, India
India maintains its position that construction activities on the Chenab River are treaty-compliant. Pakistan requests information share re planned projects.
4 Mar 2021 KABUL, Afghanistan
The government of India has signed a $236 Million USD deal to build the Shahtoot Dam in Kabul which will provide fresh drinking water for roughly 2 million residents and support irrigation efforts across Afghanistan.The Pakistan government continues to express concern about Shahtoot River interventions that will reduce water flow into their country by 16 to 17 percent...
9 Feb 2021 New Delhi, India
26 have died and as many as 200 are missing after a glacier collapse in northern India on 8 February, causing deadly flooding in the state of Uttarakhand.On the morning of 7 February the glacier collapsed near Reni village of Chamoli in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand resulting in a high-speed surge of water to pour down the Rishiganga river completely destroying one hydroelectric dam and damaging another...
3 Feb 2021 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
Water challenges featured on the agenda as one of the “action themes” at January's Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted virtually by the Netherlands, with more than 30 world leaders stating unequivocally their firm support of climate adaptation action, and marking a return to the world climate stage of the United States...
15 Oct 2020 NEW DELHI, India
In a video conversation between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CEO of Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems, Henrik Andersen, Modi speculated that wind turbines could produce water out of thin air. Andersen smiles and replies that such ideas would keep the company’s engineers “very busy”...
4 Oct 2020 NEW DELHI
The Jal Shakti ministry will launch a 100-day campaign under the Jal Jeevan Mission on Mahtama Gandhi’s birth anniversary on Friday to ensure safe piped water supply to schools and anganwadi centres across the country. Unveiling the logo of the Jal Jeevan Mission, which seeks to provide every rural household with potable tap water by 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about launching the 100-days campaign on Gandhi Jayanti.
13 Aug 2020 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The outgoing World Bank Country Director for Pakistan has said that the international institution is unable to make an independent decision on either the appointment of a court of arbitration or the appointment of a neutral expert in the settlement of a dispute between Pakistan and India over the Indus Waters Treaty...
20 May 2020 Kolkata, India
Super-cyclone “Amphan”, the Bay of Bengal’s strongest storm since 1999, has forced mass evacuations this week in North East India and Bangladesh, with torrential rain, high winds and forecasts of a deadly storm surge.Amphan, which made landfall on the afternoon of May 20, was described the previous day by the World Meteorogical Organisation (WMO) as a Super Cyclonic Storm, “the equivalent of a strong Category 4/weak Category 5 on the Saffir Simpson scale which would make landfall as an Extremely severe cyclonic storm (strong Category 3 equivalent), bringing dangerous winds, storm surge and flooding to coastal areas of West Bengal in India and Bangladesh”...
21 Feb 2020 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for the Indus River waters shared by Pakistan and India to be used as a “tool for peace and not war".During a 4-day visit to Pakistan in mid-February Guterres alluded to heightened tensions between the two countries around interpretation and implementation of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty which codifies the division and management of the waters of the Indus...
27 Dec 2019 NEW DELHI
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a 60 billion rupee ($842 million) plan to tackle water shortages in the country’s seven heartland states where agriculture is a mainstay. The plan launched by Modi would help replenish ground water and boost overall availability in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat states, which produce staples such as rice, wheat, sugar and oilseeds.